Posts written by: Dominique Maritz

Dominique is an Editorial Assistant for e-IR. She studies Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. Originally from Switzerland, she moved to Australia in 2010. She is the president of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) Student Coalition at her university and maintains an active interest in genocide prevention.

Climate Change, Displacement and International Law: The Protection Gap and How to Close It

Climate Change, Displacement and International Law: The Protection Gap and How to Close It

Climate change will impact population movement, with rising sea levels, droughts, desertification and flooding set to displace millions of people.

The Cuban Missile Crisis and the Deterrence Value of Nuclear Weapons

The Cuban Missile Crisis and the Deterrence Value of Nuclear Weapons

The peaceful resolution of the Cuban Missile Crisis was not determined by nuclear weapons. Their use in preventing great power war, therefore, must be viewed as limited.

What Are The Main Causes of Genocide?

What Are The Main Causes of Genocide?

Incidents of genocide are not unique to the modern era; however, ideas of Enlightenment have led to humans’ wish to continually improve their societies.

Rwandan Genocide: Failure of the International Community?

Rwandan Genocide: Failure of the International Community?

The “shadow of Somalia”, national interest and lack of internal pressure led to international failure to prevent and stop the Rwandan genocide.